Sep
17

Russian-born guitarist Vasily Antipov was in the US for this year’s GFA and in the Los Angeles area for some concerts, so we were very happy to be able to record some videos with him. Antipov currently lives and teaches in Frankfurt, Germany, and is a prolific composer in addition to being an accomplished player. And one thing you’ll notice is that he plays without nails and gets a beautiful sound that’s a little different than what you may be used to hearing. Here he is playing the three movements of his Sonata-Fantasie on a gorgeous 1968 Ignacio Fleta in cedar and Indian rosewood – a fantastic example of the work of Fleta’s great cedar period.




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3 Responses to “Vasiliy Antipov plays 1968 Ignacio Fleta”

 
  1. James says:

    Interesting extensive use of the thumb on the fingerboard. He really shows how that technique can be smoothly integrated with conventional playing.

    The three movements share some musical material but also each have their own separate material. They contrast, not so much by tempo, but by texture – for example, the middle movement has the contrapuntal, imitative section – and yet there is a unity to them.

    Beautiful, interesting, and innovative. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Carla Kelly says:

    As I’m a luthier and not a real player, I won’t comment on the performer except to say that it was very nice–clean etc.

    I must say, that I’ve always loved Fletas. This one is wonderful! It’s bold and resonant and simply charming in balance and projection. LOVE it!

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